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  • The Line Drive for August 16
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    Posted August 16th, 2020 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Developer blog goes into current-gen gameplay improvements for NBA 2K21. ♦NBA 2K21 demo including the start of MyCareer will be out on August 24. ♦Developer blog goes into detail on the new mode The Yard in Madden NFL 21. ♦EA Sports revealed the full list of songs on the soundtrack for Madden NFL 21. ♦Developer blog goes into detail on what to exp...
  • The Line Drive for August 9
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    Posted August 9th, 2020 at 4:30 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦Register to take part in an upcoming closed beta test being held for NHL 21. ♦As expected 2K Sports officially secured the NFLPA license for future non-sim NFL games. ♦EA Sports has revealed all the Superstar X-Factor players to start Madden NFL 21. ♦With release just three weeks out the first trailer for the current-gen edition of NBA 2K21. ♦Deve...
  • 10 hour trial for EA Sports UFC 4 now available through EA Access
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    Posted August 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    EA Sports UFC 4 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring the purchased game to continue or a second EA Access account for 10 more hours. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit...
  • EA lays out roadmap for next two years of Madden Franchise Mode
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    Posted August 3rd, 2020 at 2:00 pm No Comments »
    Just over a month ago the Madden community stood up and together forced EA Sports to address Franchise Mode in the Madden which has largely been neglected throughout this generation. Referring to it as "Classic Franchise" signaled that was going to continue in the years ahead. The #FixMaddenFranchise movement was discussed in detail on an episode of the Press Row Podcast and already there have been significant developments that are encouraging though there is a long way to go to actually see...
  • Changes being made for Madden NFL 21 following beta feedback
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    Posted July 29th, 2020 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    The beta held in early July for Madden NFL 21 generated feedback that will hopefully lead to a better game at launch. Much of the discussion around the game during the beta period centered on a divisive player ability called "Film Study," an inexplicable change to controls, deficiencies in pass coverage, and sluggish user movement on defense. In response "Film Study" is gone at least for release, controls have been switched back, coverage has received adjustments, and no changes are being...
  • The Line Drive for July 26
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    Posted July 26th, 2020 at 2:30 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦First feature descriptions have been revealed on the official website for FIFA 21. ♦Kylian Mbappe has been chosen as the global cover athlete for FIFA 21. ♦EA Sports put together an FAQ regarding all the release details for FIFA 21. ♦Details on the various pre-order incentives being offered for FIFA 21. ♦Details on the free upgrade offered for cur...
  • NHL 21 release pushed back; won’t have a next-gen version
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    Posted July 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments »
    EA Sports has provided an update on NHL 21 given its absence from EA Play and lack of promotion since the event concluded. The release of the game is being moved to October though when it'll land in that month has not been specified. NHL traditionally releases in mid-September. In addition the company confirmed that there is no version of NHL 21 in development for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. However, with both new consoles featuring backwards compatibility, the game will be playable ...
  • The Line Drive for July 19
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    Posted July 19th, 2020 at 2:30 pm No Comments »
    The Line Drive is a weekly collection of news, links, deal alerts, and updates that didn’t necessarily warrant their own postings. ♦All the launch player ratings have been officially revealed for Madden NFL 21. ♦Another leaked screen shows more about The Yard mode in Madden 21. ♦All the work done for playbooks in Madden 21 was gone over in new dev blog. ♦EA confirmed a generic Washington Team will stand in at release of Madden 21. ♦Baseball games this season will be using crow...